Artwork Panel: 43.4cm x 68cm ≈ 17" x 26¾"
Silk/Brocade: 52.4cm x 128cm ≈ 20½" x 50¼"
Width at Wooden Knobs: 61.4cm ≈ 24¼"Information about caring for your wall scroll
Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll
This is Cai Shen, the God of Prosperity in China. Images of this semi-deity, along with the God of Good Luck are often seen around China (often on doors of homes) around Chinese New Years. This one is nicer than most, and is a real keeper, something to hang on your wall year after year to bring you and your family prosperity.
There's an inscription which reads,
This means roughly, "Bringing you prosperity from the north, west, east, and south" (or prosperity coming from all directions).
More about Cai Shen, God of Prosperity.
This is a very detailed painting that is mounted to a silk wall scroll. A lot of work went into this. It actually takes the artist almost a full day to complete.
You won't be disappointed if you become the owner of this work of art. I guarantee it personally or your money back.
The artist's name is Jing Bin. He was born in Guanxi Province (southern China). His specialty is paintings of mythological and historical figures of ancient China.
This item was listed or modified
Sep 21st, 2010
Gary's random little things about China:
If you come to China, save your small change...
In Beijing, the government recently passed a law against charging money for using a public toilet.
However, in other cities and towns around China, expect to pay between 2-5 mao (about 3-5 cents) for the use.
Bring your own toilet paper, or expect to pay 5 mao for a small pack of tissue as you enter.
In my opinion, the best public toilet in all of China is at Tian'anmen Square.
This public restroom is not only clean, but also features its own gift shop.